January 2021 Courses

Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday break and are ready to get back into the swing of swords and the schwung of horses! We have brand new Friday evening rider fitness classes to help you shake off the holiday excesses, plus we’re bring back practice ride sessions to give you some extra time in the saddle. And of course our regular Sunday classes start back up on January 10th. See you soon!

Friday Night Barn Fit

Are you feeling your fitness fade as winter sets in? Need to work off some pandemic pounds? Join us for an hour-long rider conditioning class to strengthen your core, increase your flexibility, and improve your balance for better aids, a softer seat, and a happier horse. Spaced out along our lengthy barn aisle, these low-intensity but highly effective exercises will target the muscles you need to improve your ride.

Friday Night Barn Fit
Fridays 6:30 – 7:30pm, 8 – 29 January
Fridays 6:30 – 7:30pm, 5 – 26 February
Fridays 6:30 – 7:30pm, 5 – 26 March
cost: $25/class, $80/month
Free for Full Access Members
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

Friday Practice Rides

Program members with Riding Level 1 or higher may book 30 minute practice rides. Full Access members get one free ride per month and can book additional rides for $25. Members on tuition may use missed class credits on practice rides. Indicate your preference for time-slot and horse on our sign-up sheet. (Email if you don’t already have access to this sheet).

Fridays 6:30 – 8:30pm, 8 – 29 January
Fridays 6:30 – 8:30pm, 5 – 26 February
Fridays 6:30 – 8:30pm, 5 – 26 March
cost: $25 or one class credit for members only

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship

Just starting out, or been out the saddle for a long time?  This course is for you.  In these four two-hour classes you will learn to catch, lead, groom, tack up and un-tack a horse before and after your group riding lesson.  Our school horses are gentle teachers who will carry you safely while you learn to walk and trot through circles and turns, over poles, and around obstacles.  Included free with the series is access to our online materials, plus two bonus live chat horsemanship discussions over Discord with our knowledgeable teachers.

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 10 – 31 January
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 7 – 28 February
Sunday 11am – 1pm, 7 – 28 March
Online lessons: Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 14 & 28 January
cost: $250+gst
Instructor: Isabel Landels

Riding Level 1

This hour-long class is for riders who have passed Horsemanship Level 1 and are able to groom, tack up, and untack independently. Riders should arrive 30 minutes before class starts to groom and tack up their horses.

Riding Level 1
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 10 – 31 January
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 7 – 28 February
Sunday 12:30 – 1:30pm, 7 – 28 March
cost: $190+gst
Instructor: Eleanor Landels

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2

If you have taken Beginner Riding & Horsemanship, or if you are comfortable at the walk and trot and are able to groom, tack up, and untack a horse on your own, you may be eligible to take Level 2.  Call us at 604 304 0201 or email info@academiecavallo.ca if you’re unsure if this is the right class for you.  Riding work includes walk, trot, and canter on the flat and over poles.  Horsemanship material is similar to Level 1 but more in-depth. Includes access to our online materials, plus two bonus live chat horsemanship discussions over Discord.

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2
Sundays 10am – noon, 10 – 31 January
Sundays 10am – noon, 7 – 28 February
Sunday 10am – noon, 7 – 28 March
Online lessons: Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 14 & 28 January
cost: $250+gst
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

Riding Level 3+

This class is for riders who are comfortable at walk, trot, and canter, and wanting to move on to jumping and/or more advanced dressage.  Riding level three is required for the Blue Spur.

Riding Level 3
Sundays 10am – 11am, 10 – 31 January
Sundays 10am – 11am, 7 – 28 February
Sunday 10am – 11am, 7 – 28 March
cost: $190+gst / month
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2
Instructor: Isabel Landels

Mounted Combat Green Spur Class

Designed for sword practitioners at the apprentice (Green Cord or Green Spur) level, this class covers the swordplay skills you’ll need to assess for your Blue Spur, and gives insight into how swordplay alters from the ground to the horse.

Mounted Combat Green Spur Class
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
note: January 2021 classes will be the 2nd & 4th Sunday
cost: $135+gst per month
Instructor: Dave Wayne

Mounted Combat Mastery

If you have your Green Spur or higher, come and join us on horseback to work on swordplay, riding, games, and sparring skills.  Those without Level 1 Riding are welcome to join us on the ground for on-foot versions of the plays and drills.  Limit of 6 participants per class till future notice.

Mounted Combat Mastery
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month
Bonus class: 29 November
*note: January 2021 classes will be the 3rd & 5th Sunday
cost: $135+gst per month
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

All classes take place at Cornwall Ridge Farm, 21955 16 Ave in Langley.

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